Xavier broke five school records at the meet.
April 7, 2012
PALO ALTO, Calif. - Two more school records were broken on the final day of the Stanford Invitational, which will go down as one of the more memorable meets in recent history for the Xavier track and field team.
Junior Rachel Clark set her second school record of the weekend as she recorded a 2:10.53 in the 800-meter run on Saturday. She bested her old mark in the race set back at the 2011 Atlantic 10 Championship. Clark placed 27th overall out of 75 runners in the race.
Senior Nick Williams who ran on Friday in the 100-meter dash finals posted a 21.82 time in the 200-meter dash. He placed 13th out of 47 runners in the event.
Early in the morning hours in the Eastern Time Zone, sophomore Clare Fischer set a new school record by a minute and 19 seconds in the 10,000-meter run. Fischer marked a new school-best time of 34:39.59 in the event that ended at approximately 2 a.m. ET on Saturday.
In all, Xavier set five school records at the meet with Clark issuing two new times, sophomore Tom Ohlman breaking a record in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, sophomore Ashley Vincent running a new best in the 5,000-meter run, and Fischer running a new best time in the 10k.
Over the last two meets the women's team has set new standards in the all 800-, 1500-, 5000-, 10,000-meter, and 3,000-meter steeplechase.